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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Certificate in University Teaching

Redesigned for 2020-2021, the Certificate in University Teaching program brings expertise and experiential learning to the development of teaching practices. Explore principles and theories of adult education and student-centred teaching with opportunities to apply the knowledge immediately in your own practice.

Supported by the Teaching and Learning Centre Faculty Development Officers, this 6-part, fully online program is open to sessional/part-time, teaching-focussed, and tenure-track faculty members who are eager to support student success through effective teaching.

Upon completion of the program, you will have developed knowledge and experience in:

  • Creating a student-centred and inclusive classroom in an online setting
  • Developing learning outcomes, assessments, and course learning activities that enhance learning and engagement
  • Using technology tools to create and support the classroom experience


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Live webinar formats and asynchronous exercises let you fit the course into your busy schedule.

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Focuses on teaching strategies and best practices that you can use right away.

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Register and participate in the entire Certificate in University Teaching (CUT) program, or only the sessions that interest you.


Session Dates and Times

The Certificate in University Teaching program is delivered entirely online.
Synchronous webinar sessions occur on Tuesdays from 9:40 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.






October 27

Introduction and Overview of Learning-Centred University Teaching+

This webinar examines the principles and theories underpinning learning-centred university teaching. This webinar provides an opportunity to explore and apply this knowledge in diverse settings.

Drs. Susan L. Forbes and Anna Rodrigues

November 3

Designing Learning Experiences for a Diverse University*

This webinar explores fundamental instructional design principles, including learning theories, andragogical models, and Universal Design in the development of learning outcomes and course development.

Dr. Anna Rodrigues and Sarah Stokes

November 17

Assessment and Effective Feedback*

Employing backward design, this webinar examines the relationship between effective assessments and learning outcomes. A variety of assessment approaches are considered.

Dr. Anna Rodrigues and Bridgette Atkins

January 19

Engagement Strategies and Effective Communication*

This workshop focuses on exploring various strategies for student engagement through active learning and effective communication.

Dr. Anna Rodrigues and Bridgette Atkins


February 9

Technology and Teaching*

This webinar reviews use of educational technology tools to support effective course delivery, accessible learning, and student engagement.

Sarah Stokes and Bridgette Atkins


March 9

Open Educational Resources*

Open Educational Resources (OERS) are not limited to replacing textbooks. This module explores other forms of OERS, including but not limited to, sharing teaching practices.

Sarah Stokes, Dr. Anna Rodrigues, and Bridgette Atkins


*Synchronous with learning assessments (90% or higher) and completion of task/assignment (webinar will be recorded and posted after the event)


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